Fringe Festival

Fringe Festival 2019
October 4 – 27

Boston University College of Fine Arts, Studio ONE
855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

The BU Fall Fringe Festival, now in its 23rd season, is a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. The festival’s mission is to produce new or rarely performed significant works in the opera and theatre repertoire, bringing performances and audiences together in unique theatrical settings.

Tickets are $10 each; Free with BU ID at the door, day of performance, subject to availability.


AS ONE

A chamber opera for two voices and String Quartet.

Music and Concept by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed
Film by Kimberly Reed

Music Direction by William Lumpkin
Stage Direction by Jim Petosa

Friday, October 4, 7:30m
Saturday, October 5, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 6, 2pm

As One is a chamber opera in which two voices—Hannah after (mezzo-soprano) and Hannah before (baritone)—share the part of a sole transgender protagonist. Fifteen songs accompanied by string quartet comprise the three-part narrative; with empathy and humor, they trace Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years—and finally traveling alone to a different country, where she realizes some truths about herself. – asoneopera.com

College of Fine Arts, Studio ONE | 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

$10 General Admission | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability |  Non-BU tickets available at the door CASH ONLY

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LATER THE SAME EVENING

A chamber opera based on 5 paintings by Edward Hopper

Music by John Musto
Libretto by Mark Campbell

Friday, October 11, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 12, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, October 13, 2:00pm

Allison Voth &  Matthew Larson, Co-Music Directors
Stage Direction by Eve Summer

John Musto’s Later the Same Evening was inspired by five Edward Hopper paintings:  “Room in New York,” “Hotel Window,” “Hotel Room,” “Two on the Aisle,” and “Automat.”  The opera explores the lives of the characters depicted in each painting while simultaneously interweaving them during the course of one evening in New York City.

College of Fine Arts, Studio ONE | 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

$10 General Admission | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability | Non-BU tickets available at the door CASH ONLY

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BU NEW PLAY INITIATIVE: AMPUTEES

October 23 – 27
Studio ONE

Wednesday, October 23, 7:30pm
Thursday, October 24, 7:30pm
Friday, October 25, 8:00pm
Saturday, October 26, 2:00pm
Sunday, October 27, 7:00pm

Playwright: Quentin Nguyen-Duy
Director: Sarah Shin

Sam Nguyen is home for winter break from his first year of college.  Determined to write a prize-winning essay, Sam attempts to retrace his father’s journey from Vietnam to the United States.  A simple task becomes complicated when injuries of the past become inseparable from those of the present.  Through flashbacks of the Vietnam War, exposure therapy, and failed encounters with online dating apps, AMPUTEES explores the cards we’ve been dealt since birth. A Playwrights’ Project production as part BU School of Theatre’s New Play Initiative.

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ABOUT THE FRINGE FESTIVAL
For over two decades, the Boston University School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre have brought unique theatrical performances to the University’s stages. The Schools have worked together to create over two dozen diverse and extraordinary productions that combine a masterful blending of drama and music compiled into three main events every October.